NXP EdgeReady Smart HMI Solution
Based on the i.MX RT117H with ML Vision, Voice and Graphical UI
The NXP EdgeReady Smart Human Machine Interface (SMHMI) is an all-encompassing solution which leverages the i.MX RT117H crossover MCU. The solution allows developers to quickly and easily enable multi-modal, intelligent, hands-free capabilities including machine learning (ML), vision for face and gesture recognition, far-field voice control and 2D graphical user interface (GUI) in their products.
All these functions can be mixed and matched to simplify overall system design using just this single NXP high-performance crossover MCU.
Development Kit: SLN-TLHMI-IOT
This solution’s development kit, the SLN-TLHMI-IOT, includes fully-integrated turnkey software, hardware reference designs and NXP’s one-stop-shop support for quick out-of-the-box operation.
It comes with a variety of features to help minimize time to market, risk, and development effort. Face/gesture recognition and voice control are performed entirely offline thanks to the i.MX RT117H, eliminating the need for the cloud as well as the privacy and latency concerns that come with it.
In addition to production ready face/gesture recognition, AFE integrated far-field voice control and advanced GUI capabilities, its software framework gives designers the flexibility to customize vision, voice functions and combination of these features. The i.MX RT117H is used for HMI in a broad range of applications including but not limited to consumer, industry and more.
The NXP EdgeReady Smart HMI Solution’s supported devices:
Processors/Microcontrollers: i.MX RT Crossover MCUs
- i.MX RT1170: First GHz Crossover MCU with Arm® Cortex®-M7 and Cortex-M4 Cores
Wireless Connectivity: Wi-Fi® + Bluetooth® + 802.15.4
- IW416: 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band 1x1 Wi-Fi® 4 (802.11n) + Bluetooth® 5.2 Solution
Graphics Display User Interface
i.MX RT117H Smart HMI Crossover MCU
The i.MX RT117H microcontroller is a member of the i.MX RT1170 family of crossover MCUs, targeting cost-sensitive embedded Smart HMI applications. The i.MX RT117H MCU features NXP’s advanced implementation of the Arm® Cortex®-M7 core, operating at up to 1 GHz, and a power-efficient Cortex®-M4 core, operating at up to 400 MHz. This dual-core architecture provides ample performance and real-time response for edge ML and HMI multitasking. The MCU’s software framework, turnkey vision/voice algorithms, graphics display UI capabilities, memory resources (including 2 MB on-chip SRAM) and rich set of on-chip peripherals give developers the utmost flexibility to define and customize their products for different HMI use cases.